Consuming Fantasies

Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920

Author: Lise Sanders

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814210171

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

View: 4533

"In Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, and the London Shopgirl, 1880-1920, Lise Shapiro Sanders examines the cultural significance of the shopgirl - both historical figure and fictional heroine - from the end of Queen Victoria's reign through the First World War. As the author reveals, the shopgirl embodied the fantasies associated with a growing consumer culture: romantic adventure, upward mobility, and the acquisition of material goods. Reading novels such as George Gissing's The Odd Women and W. Somerset Maugham's Of Human Bondage as well as short stories, musical comedies, and films, Sanders argues that the London shopgirl appeared in the midst of controversies over sexual morality and the pleasures and dangers of London itself. Sanders explores the shopgirl's centrality to modern conceptions of fantasy, desire, and everyday life for working women and argues for her as a key figure in cultural and social histories of the period. This study will appeal to scholars, students, and enthusiasts of Victorian and Edwardian life and literature."--BOOK JACKET.

The Psychopathology of Serial Murder

A Theory of Violence

Author: Stephen J. Giannangelo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275954345

Category: Psychology

Page: 122

View: 4677

In this book, criminologist Stephen Giannangelo offers an original theory of the origins and development of the serial murderer. The author constructs a two-part model of the serial murderer's development. The first part outlines biological factors and concomitant psychological anomalies that can predispose individuals toward homicidal behavior. Then, in developing the second part of his model, Giannangelo describes how a traumatic environmental stressor may trigger a cyclical pattern of violent behavior in those persons predisposed to kill. Having constructed his archetype of the serial killer, the author concludes by suggesting how diagnostic tools could be constructed and employed by psychologists, criminologists, and law enforcement officials to recognize the serial killer and to arrest the cycle of violence.

Shopgirls

The True Story of Life Behind the Counter

Author: Pamela Cox,Annabel Hobley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473505887

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2385

‘[Go] behind the glamorous shop fronts and the glitzy shop floors of Britain’s department stores... Here the hidden history is revealed.’ Saga Magazine Meet the shopgirls and hear their incredible true stories of life behind the counter. In this lively and colourful history, we join shopgirl Chili Bouchier on her journey from the small ladies’ department at Harrods to star of the silver screen, and experience the raw courage of John Lewis’ Miss Austin during the Blitz in the West End. We follow Margaret Bondfield as she goes undercover, fiercely championing the rights of her fellow shopgirls; and stand alongside the impoverished interwar chain store assistants who stole stockings to supplement their meagre wages. And we celebrate with the art school entrepreneurs who kick-started the boutique movement of the swinging ’60s and made the shop floor their own. Here, these wonderful tales of friendship, hardship and triumph are revealed as never before. For fans of nostalgic history and memoir, including Call the Midwife; Mollie Moran's Aprons and Silver Spoons; and The Sugar Girls

Consumer Culture Theory

Author: John Schouten,Diane Martin,Russell W. Belk

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784411574

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 7406

Research in Consumer Behavior is a leading publication in the field of consumer behavior. The substantive topics covered in this volume represent crucial issues for our times including understanding and navigating cultural diversity and cultural perspectives on co-creating market value.

Media/Society

Industries, Images, and Audiences

Author: David Croteau,William Hoynes

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987734

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

View: 1211

The Third Edition of this popular text provides students with an overview of the entire media process, with an emphasis on how social forces influence the media and how media potentially affect society.

Consuming Identities

Visual Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-century San Francisco

Author: Amy Katherine D. Lippert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 1366

View: 9802


Working Women, Literary Ladies

The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Author: Sylvia J. Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195327816

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 9322

This book explores the simultaneous entry of working-class women in the United States into wage-earning factory labor and into opportunities for mental and literary development. It traces the hopes and tensions generated by expectations of their gender and class from the first New England operatives in the early nineteenth century to immigrant sweatshop workers in the early twentieth.

Handbook of Children and the Media

Author: Dorothy G. Singer,Jerome L. Singer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483305716

Category: Psychology

Page: 824

View: 2067

Cyber-bullying, sexting, and the effects that violent video games have on children are widely discussed and debated. With a renowned international group of researchers and scholars, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Children and the Media covers these topics, is updated with cutting-edge research, and includes comprehensive analysis of the field for students and scholars. This revision examines the social and cognitive effects of new media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, iPads, and cell phones, and how children are using this new technology. This book summarizes the latest research on children and the media and suggests directions for future research. This book also attempts to provide students with a deliberate examination of how children use, enjoy, learn from, and are advantaged or disadvantaged by regular exposure to television, new technologies, and other electronic media.

Embodied Utopias

Gender, Social Change and the Modern Metropolis

Author: Amy Bingaman,Lise Sanders,Rebecca Zorach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134537565

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 1429

Utopia has become a dirty word in recent scholarship on modernism, architecture, urban planning and gender studies. Many utopian designs now appear impractical, manifesting an arrogant disregard for the lived experiences of the ordinary inhabitants who make daily use of global public and private spaces. The essays in Embodied Utopias argue that the gendered body is the crux of the hopes and disappointments of modern urban and suburban utopias of the Americas, Europe and Asia. They reassess utopian projects - masculinist, feminist, colonialist, progressive - of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; they survey the dystopian landscapes of the present; and they gesture at the potential for an embodied approach to the urban future, to the changing spaces of cities and virtual landscapes.

Psychology of Entertainment

Author: Jennings Bryant,Peter Vorderer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135257418

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 476

View: 8596

As entertainment becomes a trillion-dollar-a-year industry worldwide, as our modern era increasingly lives up to its label of the "entertainment age," and as economists begin to recognize that entertainment has become the driving force of the new world economy, it is safe to say that scholars are beginning to take entertainment seriously. The scholarly spin on entertainment has been manifested in traditional ways, as well as innovative ones. Representing the current state of theory and research, Psychology of Entertainment promises to be the most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on entertainment. It serves to define the new area of study and provides a theoretical spin for future work in the area. Divided into three basic parts, this book: *addresses the fundamental mechanisms and processes involved in orienting to and selecting entertainment fare, as well as receiving and processing it; *explores the mechanisms and processes by which we are entertained by the media messages we select and receive; and *provides an opportunity for the application of well-established as well as emerging psychological and psychobiological theories to be applied to the study of entertainment in ways that seldom have been utilized previously. Psychology of Entertainment will appeal to scholars, researchers, and graduate students in media studies and mass communication, psychology, marketing, and other areas contributing to the entertainment studies area.

Consuming citizenship

children of Asian immigrant entrepreneurs

Author: Lisa Sun-Hee Park

Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780804752473

Category: Political Science

Page: 169

View: 2885

Consuming Citizenship investigates how Korean American and Chinese American children of entrepreneurial immigrants demonstrate their social citizenship as Americans through conspicuous consumption. The American immigrant entrepreneur has played a central role in projecting the American ideology of meritocracy and equality. The children of these immigrants are seen as evidence of an open society. While it appears that these children have readily adapted to American culture, questions remain as to why second-generation Asian Americans feel compelled to convince others of their legitimacy and the way they go about asserting their citizenship status. Extending our understanding of such children beyond the traditional emphasis on assimilation, the author argues that their consumptive behavior is a significant expression of their paradoxical position as citizens who straddle the boundaries of social inclusion and exclusion.

Nineteenth-century Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8598

Contains articles which focus on a broad spectrum of significant figures in fiction, philosophy, and criticism such as Austen, Carlyle, Dickens,Thackeray, the Brontes, Tennyson, Browning, Arnold, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Twain, and Henry James.

Consumer-Citizens of China

The Role of Foreign Brands in the Imagined Future China

Author: Kelly Tian,Lily Dong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136889361

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 4893

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via www.tandfebooks.com as well as the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. This book presents a comprehensive examination of Chinese consumer behaviour and challenges the previously dichotomous interpretation of the consumption of Western and non-Western brands in China. The dominant position is that Chinese consumers are driven by a desire to imitate the lifestyles of Westerners and thereby advance their social standing locally. The alternative is that consumers reject Western brands as a symbolic gesture of loyalty to their nation-state. Drawing from survey responses and in depth interviews with Chinese consumers in both rural and urban areas, Kelly Tian and Lily Dong find that consumers situate Western brands within select historical moments. This embellishment attaches historical meanings to Western brands in ways that render them useful in asserting preferred visions of the future China. By highlighting how Western brands are used in contests for national identity, Consumer-Citizens of China challenges the notion of the "patriot’s paradox" and answers scholars’ questions as to whether Chinese nationalists today allow for a Sino-Western space where the Chinese can love China without hating the West. Consumer-Citizens of China will be of interest to students and scholars of business studies, Chinese and Asian Studies and Political Science. Kelly Tian is Professor of Marketing and holds the Anderson Chair of Business at New Mexico State University. Lily Dong is Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

Psychoanalytic Accounts of Consuming Desire

Hearts of Darkness

Author: John Desmond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137289082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 3465

Provides an accessible introduction to psychoanalytic explanations of consumer desire. Topics are drawn widely to reflect the scope of Freud's vision and include dreams, sexuality and hysteria. Discussion is widened to selectively include authors such as Melanie Klein and Jacques Lacan, and to include evaluation of current research.

Enchanting a Disenchanted World

Continuity and Change in the Cathedrals of Consumption

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412975816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 9429

The only book to connect the everyday world of the 20-something undergraduate consumer with sound sociological analysis of the world of consumption Enchanting a Disenchanted World, Third Edition examines Disney, malls, cruise lines, Las Vegas, the world wide web, Planet Hollywood, credit cards, and all the other ways we now consume. Thoroughly updated to reflect the recent economic recession and the impact of the internet, bestselling author George Ritzer continues to explore this book’s central thesis: that our society has undergone fundamental change because of the way and the level at which we consume. This Third Edition demonstrates how we have created new "cathedrals" of consumption (places that enchant us so as to entice us to stay longer and consume more) while continuing to take capitalism to a new level. These places of consumption, whether in our homes, the mall, or cyberspace, are in a constant state of "enchanting the disenchanted," luring us through new spectacles because their rational qualities are both necessary and deadening at the same time. New and Hallmark Features Offers a unique analysis of the world of consumption, especially the settings in which consumption takes place Discusses the recent global economic recession throughout Offers rich details on consuming in such places as Las Vegas, Disney World, on cruise ships, in Wal-Mart, at McDonald’s, and, new to this edition, on the Web Includes a wide range of theoretical perspectives—Marxian, Weberian, critical theory, postmodern theory—as well as a number of concepts such as hyperconsumption, implosion, simulation, and time and space to show students how sociological theory can be applied to everyday phenomena

2006/2007

A: Autoren-Index. B: Rezensenten-Index. C: Titel-Index. D: Sachgebiets-Index. E: Zeitschriften-Index / International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Bibliographie internationale de la littérature périodique dans les domaines des sciences humaines et Sociales

Author: N.A

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598694097

Category: Reference

Page: 2816

View: 9468

The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

Reconstructing desire

the role of the unconscious in women's reading and writing

Author: Jean Wyatt

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

View: 8788

This provocative study explores the function of the unconscious in reading and creative processes. The book asks if reading can change the reader and if women, through reading, can change the unconscious fantasy structures that govern desire. Using models of the unconscious developed by Freud, Lacan, Kristeva, Cixous, Nay, and Chodorow, Wyatt explores the complex interactions between a text and a reader's unconscious. She theorizes specific processes whereby young readers can assimilate dynamic images of female autonomy in "Heidi," "The Wizard of Oz," and "Little Women." By tracing the imprint of father-daughter relations on women's unconscious fantasy life, Wyatt seeks to explain the hold of romantic love fantasies like "Jane Eyre" over many female readers. She looks to contemporary novels for alternative fantasies: to female artist novels by Lessing, Drabble, and Walker for fantasies of sexuality nurturing creativity; and to the flexible family circles of "Beloved" and "The Color Purple" for alternatives to patriarchal family arrangements. Wyatt argues that novels like "The Awakening" and "Housekeeping" that reflect and transform readers preoedipal fantasies offer women radical alternatives to dominant cognitive and social structures.

Situating Globality

African Agency in the Appropriation of Global Culture

Author: Wim M. J. van Binsbergen,Rijk van Dijk

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004131330

Category: Political Science

Page: 314

View: 8523

This volume should be of great value to all readers interested in the study of cultural globalization from the perspectives of anthropology, philosophy, cultural studies, political science and international relations."--BOOK JACKET.

Consuming Modernity

Public Culture in a South Asian World

Author: Carol Appadurai Breckenridge

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816623068

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 9825


Sex, power, and boundaries

understanding and preventing sexual harassment

Author: Peter Rutter

Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group

ISBN: 9780553099546

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 255

View: 4214

Drawing on actual incidents and extensive research, a guide to sexual harassment analyzes the differences between the sexes, the myths that surround sexuality, current laws, and the Reasonable Woman/Reasonable Man concept. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.